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Emergency Medicine
Band 6
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (37.5 per week)
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Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Employer type
St Helier Hospital
St Helier Hospital
£40,701 - £48,054 £36,070 to £42,712 pa Inclusive of HCAS (Pro rata for part time)
Salary period
02/10/2023 23:59

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Sister/Charge Nurse - Emergency Department - St Helier Hospital

Band 6

Job overview

Junior  Sister/Charge Nurse Band 6 – Emergency Department

St Helier Hospital base site

Epsom & St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust is rated as Good by the CQC and we’d welcome applications from individuals committed to being part of the team to maintain and build on this.

Can you help St Helier Hospital to deliver the best quality and safest care to our local community? If you enjoy working in a busy demanding environment and are able to work on your own initiative, then this may be the job for you.

We are currently recruiting dedicated and enthusiastic nurses for the Band 6 Sister/Charge Nurse role. We are looking for motivated, innovative nurses with strong clinical knowledge & skills, excellent communication skills who are able to demonstrate suitability and experience for the position. You will need to be flexible, enthusiastic and passionate about emergency care and you need to be committed to improving service delivery.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to join our dynamic team within the Emergency Department at St Helier Hospital. We are a friendly team and always thrive to deliver a compassionate high quality standard of care. Our top priority is the safety of our patients and their best possible care, and being part of a close-knit, hardworking and supportive team will help you settle in with us.

Our Emergency Floor houses a combination of assessment areas that will enable us to manage our Urgent and Unscheduled Care pathways effectively.  It consists of the Emergency Department, Same Day Emergency Care Unit and Urgent Treatment Centre.

There will be opportunities to rotate into all areas as you progress – to widen your skills and knowledge and also make a difference to the quality of care, patient safety and experience in a busy and challenging environment. You will be part of an upbeat dynamic team bringing energy and a strong focus on multidisciplinary teamwork in supporting our patients.

You will receive a specialty specific induction programme that is supported by a competency framework for you to complete and opportunities to further develop your nursing career through courses.



Working for our organisation

About the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

 Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecology to over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Care and Surrey Downs Health and Care. 

St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A&E) and Maternity services (Obstetrics).

With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.

As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George’s Hospital and St George’s Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To be considered for this role, you will be a registered nurse with demonstrable clinical expertise, relevant to the ED. You will also be in possession of an Emergency Nursing Course and Mentorship Course (or working towards these courses). The ATLS (observer) or ALS Provider Course would be desirable, recent acute experience in an acute setting is essential.

Applicants must be flexible in shift working patterns to include weekdays, Weekends, nights and bank holidays.

No two days are the same in unscheduled care, however, what we can promise to offer is an opportunity to develop and enhance your skills within a friendly and knowledgeable team.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • NMC Registered Nurse
  • Teaching and assessing course
  • AUA, EP course or equivalent
  • Relevant post registration qualification
Desirable criteria
  • Research
  • Degree in Adult Nursing or working towards


Essential criteria
  • Estensive post-registration experience within the specialty (min 3 years)


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge or current clinical and professional issues
  • Understanding of Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge and understanding of change management theories


Essential criteria
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Triage trained
  • Computer literate
  • Willingness to develop own practice
Desirable criteria
  • Working with excel
  • Level 1 or 2 Trauma qualifications


Essential criteria
  • Ability to work flexibly within an Emergency setting
  • Experience of team or shift management
Desirable criteria
  • Experience in conducting appraisals


Essential criteria
  • Committed to team working, motivated and enthusiastic
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Well organised and resourceful
Desirable criteria
  • Creative and lateral thinker

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDNo smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident employerHappy to Talk Flexible Working

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Miss Kamila W Kalka
Job title
Clinical Matron
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
0208296200 8272
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